Monday, October 19, 2009

John Baird: The Weakest Of Tea

There he was in Question Period, waving supposedly incriminating old photos of Liberals with big cheques, trying to demonstrate that Conservative practices of today were old hat, nothing uncommon. John Baird was so bold, he even offered to "table" the photos after Question Period:
John Baird: Mr. SPEAKER, BUT I HAVE IN MY Hand a picture of the member for malpeque with a cheque " -- "a cheque for kensington" his smiling face, and the grand recipient. I have it right here, Mr. SPEAKER. I'd be pleased to table it right after question period.

John Baird: We have the member for malpeque, his picture signing a cheque. We have the member for richmond hill. He's actually signed the CHEQUE, Mr. SPEAKER. The liberal member for richmond hill and we also have the liberal member for scarborough-agincourt, Mr. SPEAKER. If any more of them want to stand up, I've got plenty more.

It was pretty hard to see the photos, what with Baird waving them and the smoke coming out of his forever flaring nostrils. However, we find out later that the Conservative war room has really come up dry, because said photos actually demonstrate that Conservative practice is unprecedented, NO party logos, NO MP names in big lettering, just the standard big cheque. So, in some misguided attempt to hurl mud at the Liberals, Baird actually highlighted the Conservatives singular behavior.

The fact Baird was reduced to elevating NOTHINGNESS is telling. The fact the Conservatives have scoured years of previous government photos and come up with this weak effort is just sad. The fact the Conservatives didn't realize that offering such a weak presentation only served to further magnify their slippery slope, well that's just amusing. Way to go Mr. Baird, you just proved by OMISSION that your hyper-partisanship is without peer!

In fairness, maybe the PMO has been distracted the last couple days, clearing government websites of unflattering linkage and whatnot, so this might not be their best work ;)

17 comments:

Jerry Prager said...

What did he think he was doing ? Blustering his way through an issue by the force of his personality, never mind the facts ?

Steve V said...

Isn't that what he usually does?

mystereeoso said...

He usually goes over the heads of parliament - takes the issues strrrrrrrrrrrrraight to the people;)



phhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhp~

Marpman said...

Thankfully not my MP....but he has been re-elected how many times?
I would have hoped that the constituants of his riding (Ottawa/Nepean I thnk) would have figured this out by now.
Wow is all I can say.

Omar said...

A buddy of mine has Baird for an MP and he worships the ground the man walks upon. He seriously hopes to see him take a run at the CPC leadership someday as he believes he is stellar Prime Ministerial material. It blows my mind. Another old friend lives out in Barrhaven and has Poilievre for MP, but thankfully he is fervently apolitical despising all politicians equally. All I know is I'm some glad I don't live in Ottawa any longer. With these tools in power I don't think I could handle the dumbed-down ambiance of the place.

Marpman said...

oh, now that would be fun...him as CPC leader....please, please....
But realistically, he is just being used by the party...you have to have someone who is 'out there' (the LPC have Hedy)...

********************Donas Kim Leaman said...

Show us the Photos Mr. Baird.

Did You table them after Question Period, like you said you would?

Anyone know?

I suspect he was too Livid to think of such small details. The man is a walking Brush fire.

Always indignant, like a six year old, constantly getting caught acting out during class, and convinced that none of it has anything to do with his behaviour.

Mr. Baird, please answer a question or two for the Canadian people once in a while, instead of flying into a rage and stomping off!

You forgot to table the photos didn't you? Hey, no problem, why not send us a tweet or two and we can have a look for ourselves.

The Liberals have 181 such photos of Cons, and their Big Party Cheques, that are already public knowledge, so, now it's Your turn.

Marpman said...

he does not have any photos and never wanted them tabled. the soundbyte will report that he presented evidence that the LPC were also presenting cheques showing their logo....most people will accept and not ask further....
an unfortunate fact, but I am hopeful the truth will come out...

Big Winnie said...

On Power Play, Tom Clark, had copies of the photos and there was NO Liberal logo on the photos.

http://watch.ctv.ca/news/#clip225454


More Lies

marie said...

You mean Bull dog Baird with his flared nostrils and pointed finger. If he pointed anywhere near me at me, he would be missing his pointer very quickly. That man is a discusting human being. I take that back. I don't think he is human but an idiot and needs to have his ass kicked.P

How anyone can like this man is beyond me.He's like a pit bull attacking a piece of meat.

JimmE said...

I loaded wanted posters of the crime on comments @ Mr K's site:

http://warrenkinsella.com/comments.php?y=09&m=10&entry=entry091019-114429

Steve V said...

Nice.

Mark Francis said...

Remember when the Conservatives were supposed to be the better government? To be held to higher standards? What's next? Baird saying "Yes, Mr. Speaker. Some of our party members funneled government money into their pockets. But that's okay. The Liberals did it."

Now if only they'd copy the Liberals' fiscal management...

RuralSandi said...

BigWinnie - I saw that on CTV and there is NO Lib logo and NO MP signature.

Jerry Prager said...

CTV has already removed the clip, can't have too many people knowing Baird is a liar.

RuralSandi said...

People should call CTV up on this....many, many emails

power-play@ctv.ca

..I think - better check that out.

Tof KW said...

Sending a bunch of emails to Con-TV isn't going to force them to re-instate the clip of Tim Powers proving that Baird is a liar.

We need the Liberal caucus to say it load and clear into any TV camera pointed at them. The LPC war room should get on this. Someone needs to call Baird on his bullshit!